Dutch SME’s, be warned: New energy reporting standards.
Many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are obliged to follow the information obligation Energy saving law recently implemented by the Dutch government. The Ministry of Economic Affairs estimates that the energy reporting obligation will affect 110.000 companies from 19 sectors. All companies that consume at least 50.000 kWh, 25.000 sqm natural gas, a combination of both, or use/consume the equivalent of this energy have to comply with the new energy reporting standards. Ratifications can be expected when firms do not comply with the new standard.
In the upcoming years the government will increase the amount of sustainable obligations to meet the 2030 climate agreements and create a transparent and sustainable Dutch business environment. These energy reduction measures are stimulated by the European Parliament to reach the Sustainable Development targets. Additionally, multinationals and large companies are increasingly pushing for more sustainable reporting to increase business transparency and inter-supply chain sustainability communications. Furthermore, the call for sustainability is steadily growing and comes from all directions, such as sustainability-oriented costumers. Talented applicants greatly value sustainability and only want to work for a vital and sustainable firm. It is therefore crucial for SME’s to follow this trend and prepare for the upcoming stricter regulations, business partner demands and the changing expectations of consumers and (potential) employees.
Thus, it is so important to systematically track current usage and making an impact through optimization of operations. We are convinced that reducing energy consumption is a crucial part of integral sustainable business operations. As is the tracking of these reductions on performance and the sustainable operations of your company as a whole. By analyzing the entire businesses sustainable performance effects, initiatives can be valued in perspective to sustainable strategy and mission.
Many entrepreneurs see the expected costs of sustainability measures as the most important bottleneck. Therefore, it is crucial to review energy consumption using smart solutions and alternative operational processes. By gaining insights in your sustainable behavior it is possible to reduce future costs.
Half of the Dutch SME’s has not heard from the Information Obligation Energy Savings. If this information is also new for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always open to elaborate on our services which are build to review energy usage, make sustainability manageable and advice on making an impact in line with your business operations. Our sustainability consulting services are built to solve current problems and obligations but will also be able to meet future Dutch and European regulations.
Please visit our website: www.nexioprojects.com for more information regarding this matter.
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Jeroen de Jonge Customer Success Lead at Nexio Projects.